Article written by Michelle Vrieze
The City of Grand Meadow is busy preparing for their sesquicentennial celebration which will be held June 22 – 24, 2012, during “Meadowfest.” Prior to this celebration, the EDA is hoping to complete further development of Veteran’s Memorial Park. Grant applications have been written to Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Alliant Energy for funds needed to complete the park. With these funds, the EDA plans to complete the landscaping, build a picnic pavilion, purchase picnic tables, and trash receptacles. $3,000 has been received from Wal-Mart, and the EDA is awaiting $10,000 in additional funding through the other applications recently submitted.
Also, the city website is getting a new look! Created by students at Grand Meadow High School, the EDA will be awarding college scholarships to the students for their work. You can check it out at www.cityofgrandmeadow.com.
In other news, an updated business directory was created and printed for new residents. Michelle Vrieze, Grand Meadow development coordinator and CEDA business development specialist welcomed Meadowlark Massage and Bodyworks to town, Grand Meadow’s newest business, and she mentioned that they are located in the Grand Meadow Business Center.